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Product Design: Textiles A Level at The Compton School

Course description

A-Level Design and Technology: Product Design (Textiles) helps students take a broad view of Design and Technology. The specification also helps them develop their capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. The course is ideal if you have an interest in developing your designing and making skills to an advanced level and have a creative mind.

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to design and make a product (or in the case of AS, a number of smaller products) in both years of the course.

The course is beneficial to students' career prospects in the textile industry as it covers all aspects of a textiles life cycle, as well as, the creative industry of textile fabrics and products.

Course content

Students will study fibres and fabrics, materials and components, construction of fabrics, properties of fabrics, history of design, product evolution/analysis, industrial practice, environmental impact of the textile life cycle, product life cycles and a design make element.

Unit 1: TEXT1 Materials, Components and Application
Unit 2: TEXT2 Learning Through Designing and Making
Unit 3: TEXT3 Design and Manufacture
Unit 4: TEXT4 Design and Making Practice

The course will be enhanced by a range of enrichment trips throughout the two year course.

Future opportunities

Possible Textile Design career paths could be: textile design, interior design, soft furnishing design, fashion merchandising and buying, advertising and marketing profession, pattern plotter, pattern cutter, accessory design, footwear design, tailoring and textile care industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Compton School directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2015
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